Eat, drink, party, sleep, cricket – repeat

PAULIN GROUND, WINCHMORE HILL   SUNDAY 7 JULY 2019
WINCHMORE HILL TIGERS 159 all out (Lloyd-Barnes 41, Sulfi 3-16, Asif 3-23)
CINCINNATI CC 163-6 (Zalfi 35*, M Webster 4-16)

The Tigers’ run of positive results came to an end in a tough match with Cincinnati, the visitors winning with one over to spare. Continue reading “Eat, drink, party, sleep, cricket – repeat”

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Heat

Paulin Ground     Sunday 30 June 2019
MOTLEY CREW 139 all out (Fawcett 48)
WINCHMORE HILL TIGERS 140-4 (M Garrard 90*)

The Tigers continued their recent good form with a convincing win over weekend tourists Motley Crew, a surprising result considering this was regarded as possibly one of the toughest fixtures of the season. Continue reading “Heat”

Time

LITTLE EASTON, ESSEX   Sunday 23 June 2019

EASTONS CC 216-4 dec. (Ross 78)

WINCHMORE HILL TIGERS 157-9 (Greenham 57, Lloyd-Barnes 42, Mimmack 5-24)

Match Drawn

Last man Matt Webster blocked out the final over of the match to preserve the Tigers nascent unbeaten run and secure a draw they scarcely deserved, 60 runs short of their target, after another disappointing outing at this venue. Continue reading “Time”

The Secret Cricketer

DIARY OF A REPRESSED ALL-ROUNDER

Saturday 15 June

The weekly Winchmore Hill newsletters on-line are most illuminating, full of interesting facts and statistics about all age groups and elevens at the club, though one can’t help noticing the number of times the name of Webster crops up in the reports. Who writes this stuff! Continue reading “The Secret Cricketer”

Numbers

Sunday 9 June 2019   Paulin Ground, Winchmore Hill

WINCHMORE HILL TIGERS 305-7 (J Ranger 133, Greenham 89)

SOUTH LONDON ODD BALLS 277-8 (Marriott 139, Bell 70, M Webster 4-41)

The game of cricket is all about numbers. The match begins; the bowler runs in; the batsman stands poised; the fielders hold their positions. The possibilities are endless. But numbers and statistics do not always tell the whole story. The human element always comes into play, with the smallest incidents changing the course of the game.

The bottom line on this day was that the Winchmore Hill Tigers recorded their first victory at the eighth attempt, but to paraphrase the Duke of Wellington after Waterloo, it was a close run thing, Continue reading “Numbers”

Tigers blown away

Sunday 2 June 2019    Winchmore Hill
Winchmore Hill Tigers 272-6 (Wright 75*, Dane 44, Ward 41)
Little Berkhamstead 273-4  (Kazman 134*, Hari 48*)

Despite posting an imposing 272 the Tigers were hunted down by the visitors with a ball to spare, thanks to a highly impressive unbroken partnership of  214 for the fifth wicket in 30 overs. Continue reading “Tigers blown away”

Charging through the midfield

Sunday 26 May 2019

WINCHMORE HILL TIGERS 225 all out (J Ranger 65, Wright 65, Nawagumuwa 45, Bhatt 5-56)

N2 CASUALS 110-6   match drawn

The last weekend in May is generally a quiet time for sport, though the Cricket World Cup and Women’s Football World Cup are looming. Continue reading “Charging through the midfield”

Winchmore Hill Tigers Porto Tour – 2

Match 2

It’s fair to say that two nights and one match in the lovely Porto sun had taken their toll on the touring Tigers as 10 weary bodies made their way out to the field at the uncomfortably early hour of 11am. Continue reading “Winchmore Hill Tigers Porto Tour – 2”

Winchmore Hill Tigers Porto Tour

Match 1

After a quiet day of travelling and an early night with a restful sleep, the Tigers started the first of their annual matches with the Oporto Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club 11 in a fit and ready state… is a sentence that could never be used in the 6 years this tour has been taking place. Continue reading “Winchmore Hill Tigers Porto Tour”

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